IMPD arrests five people after Friday night fights around downtown

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Five people were arrested after fights around downtown Indy Friday night.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department confirmed the fights happened between 8:30 p.m. and just after 10:30 p.m. Friday night in various locations around downtown Indy. This includes two locations at the Circle Centre mall resulting in two arrests.

The IMPD said the following incidents are associated with fights downtown Friday night.

  • 200 W Washington St, at 10:03 p.m. An officer responded to a large fight involving minors.  IMPD Sergeant arrested one juvenile male in that fight
  • Illinois/Maryland, 8:50 pm, Officers responded to a large fight in front of Steak N Shake. Two juveniles were arrested in that fight.
  • 49 W. Maryland (Circle Centre Mall), 8:53pm, fight in the mall resulted in a juvenile female arrested by IMPD.
  • 49 W. Maryland (Circle Centre Mall); 9:33pm, a female refused to leave after a fight in the mall and was arrested by IMPD.

A video posted on Facebook shows one fight happening in the mall followed by what appears to be officers breaking up the fight.

Jamie Linsday caught the intense brawl on camera.

He says the mall was full of people at the time because of the Circle of Lights celebration.

He says the fight won’t stop him from going to the mall.

“I still enjoy the experience, but it does make me have to fill a little cautious about everything,” Linsday said.

We reached out to mall security for comment, but haven’t heard back.

Indy TenPoint says parents should be supervising their kids more.

“Parents can’t continue to drop their kids off downtown unsupervised and expect IMPD and others to babysit their kids. They have to play a role in this,” Reverend Charles Harrison said.

WARNING: The following video may include offensive language and depictions of violence.

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